Better by the Day

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I assume I’ve brainwashed you all into using Google Reader by now (even those of you on LiveJournal, Google Reader is way, way better than reading via your Friends page), so you probably haven’t noticed that my blog design has had a major overhaul in the past couple of days. If you’re seeing this via Google Reader or LiveJournal right now, you should click over to Unapologetically Mundane and look at my amazing layout that may appear pretty much the same but actually has some amazing modifications provided by my friend Jack and his superior coding skillz that will no doubt garner me thousands–if not hundreds of thousands–of new visitors daily.

Please note that the colors and hideous background pattern are still all my doing and that Jack shouldn’t be held responsible if you hate them.

I also added a plugin called replyMail that will automatically e-mail you when someone replies to a comment you leave. It required Jack to completely rebuild my comments form, but it looks even better than it did before, so WordPress 2.7 can suck it. This means that you are entirely unable to escape me now. Except, you know, if you don’t provide your e-mail address in the comments form. Which I will notice.

Life is great, huh? All thanks to Jack.


  1. Jack says:

    I still think that black layout with the big skeleton head would’ve been a better fit .. but I guess there’s always that weird donuts blog I keep hearing about

    • I’m totally going for the pink cotton candy clouds over the black skeleton, and you’re going to have to do sooooo much work on it for me, and you’re going to have to stare at those pink clouds alllllll day long.

      No, actually, maybe I should break donuts4dinner just so you have to look at THAT all day long.

  2. Tracey says:

    Hey, did your blogroll move lower on the page? Meaning that your link to ME is lower on the page?

    You bitch! If I’m wrong and just being paranoid, feel free to ignore this.

    • You’re not entirely paranoid. It DID move lower on the page, because I squished everything toward the middle, making the sidebar longer and thinner. So your link is technically lower, though it has nothing to do with my love for you.

      I’m trying to convince Jack to make me a bar under my banner with buttons for the Pages, Categories, Archives, and Blogroll, anyway, so hopefully that won’t be a problem for too long.

  3. natalie says:

    could you kindly explain why i am listed BELOW a crappy radio station in oHIo in the ‘links’ section. you’re damaging my ego with every passing minute.

    • It’s only because my Blogroll is crappy and static and doesn’t let me easily move links! It just shows them in the order I added them, so clearly you should’ve made it more of a priority to become my favourite blogger.

      CD101 is totally the best radio station in existence, but I MAY consider using one of my eight hours of free time at work today to move you up, anyway.

  4. caropal says:

    I WAS just going to make some creepy comment about how I still want to make out with Jack, but instead I’ll ask you why the heck your About the Author page is blank. Because, Katie? I need to KNOOOOOOOW.

    • OMG, you SHOULD make out with Jack! Please come visit purely with the intention of making out with Jack! Yes yes yes!

      My About the Author page totally isn’t blank when I look at it. WTF?

      • caropal says:

        Win! I’ll totally travel hundreds of miles for a makeout session! And, clearly, he has no say in the matter.

        My work uses internet explorer and blocks photobucket, if that could have anything to do with it. Either way, this is what it looks like to me:

        • Wow, I think it’s totally hot that you actually took a screenshot of that for me. And the Flickr comment broke my heart.

          I asked around and figured out that people using Firefox can see it but people using Internet Explorer can’t. So I have to ask: WHY THE HELL ARE YOU USING IE?

          I already told Jack that you’re cute, by the way, and assured him that even though you also wanted to make out with Tim-with-the-baby, you’re not desperate.

          • caropal says:

            It’s because I love you. But don’t tell – it’s a secret.

            Believe me, I have asked our IT staff the same thing, so many times. We just can’t download a new application on our own (DENIED), and they have to jump through 479031278904312 hoops to make any sort of changes, ever.

            Aw, yay! And, if he looks at my flickr photostream, the photo right below the screenshot is of me wearing a fake mustache and unibrow. Hot!
            (Just kidding – it’s real.)

            Also, I would like to point out that I’m not desperate; I’m just easy.

            • Jack fixed it! Turned out I was missing a >, which threw the whole thing off due to IE being STUPID. Now you can go check it out, including the NSFW photos that are on there, although they’re probably hosted by Photobucket and won’t succeed in getting you fired.

              Although I’m not sure how into your androgynously delicious unibrow Jack will be, your easiness will most assuredly win him over.

              • Jack says:

                I’m glad I don’t have any say in the matter .. since I wouldn’t know what to say.

                • caropal says:

                  Yeeeeeeeeeah, this kind of joke simply insures extreme embarrassment if I ever do visit Katie and I meet you. Which, of course, would bring Katie joy to no end. But considering I’m all talk, I would probably just blush, laugh too loudly and then get really drunk to make up for my awkwardness. Hooray!

                  In case you were concerned.

                  • Jack says:

                    Ah, I see. Well, I’d probably get drunk too to make up for the awkwardness .. so it could just end up being a self-fulfilling prophecy that Katie has been planning for a ages now.

                    And yes, Katie does plan these things out in between her blog posts and dinners with Dr. Boyfriend.

              • caropal says:

                My easiness makes up for most of my qualities.